Laurie Milner holds a PhD in Modern and Contemporary Art History and Theory from Northwestern University. Her research has been funded by the SSHRC, the Government of France, Northwestern University, Concordia University Part-Time Faculty Association and Bishop's University. Prior to coming to Concordia, she held positions as (tenured) Associate Professor and Head of Critical Studies at Emily Carr Institute (now University) of Art and Design, Acting Chair of the Art History Program at Bishop's University, and Director/Curator at Glendon Gallery, York University. Laurie teaches seminars on contemporary art, theory and writing in the MFA Studio Arts Program and modern and contemporary art in the Art History Department at Concordia University. She has an active writing practice focused on the works of contemporary Canadian artists. She also runs Laurie Milner Editorial Services (www.lauriemilner.com), which specializes in writing in the arts, humanities and literature. She has been an active contributor to curriculum development in institutions of higher education and received an outstanding teaching commendation from Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design.
BA University of Guelph
MA Northwestern University
PhD Northwestern University
Areas of expertise
Art writing, contemporary art and theory, modern art history, continental philosophy, critical theory.
Emerging modes of writing on art, contemporary Canadian art, animals in contemporary Indigenous and non-Indigenous art.
CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY MFA STUDIO ARTS SEMINARS:
Writing: Critical Methods and Practices
Appearances and Potentials: Art, Science and Philosophy
Diagrams in Art, Science and Philosophy
bittersweet unmanageable: art and writing
fragile compositions, uncertain enunciations: art and nature
What Does What's New in New Media Do?
Laboratories of Curiosity and Design: Art Science
CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY ART HISTORY COURSES:
Thinking with Mieke Bal
Art and Decoration in France and England during the Long Eighteenth Century: Enlightenment and Globalization
Arts & Crafts and Art Nouveau
Artist Collaborations Since the 1960s
CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY STUDIO ARTS THEORY COURSES:
Critical Issues for Painters
Art and the Ordinary
BISHOPS UNIVERSITY ART HISTORY COURSES:
Current Writing on Art: Mieke Bal
Seminar in Twentieth-Century Art: Canadian Women Artists
Seminar in Nineteenth-Century Art: Decorative Arts at the Fin-de-Siècle
Philosophy and Criticism of Art: Wonders in Art, Science and Philosophy
Current Issues in the Theory and Criticism of Art: Body Knowledge: Art and Science
Women in Art
Neo-Classicism and Romaniticism
Realism through Post-Impressionism
Twentieth-Century Art to the Sixties
Art Since the Sixties
Survey of Western Art I
Survey of Western Art II
EMILY CARR INSTITUTE OF ART AND DESIGN CRITICAL STUDIES COURSES:
Introduction to Visual Culture I
Introduction to Visual Culture II
Seminar in Modern Art: Speaking in Tongues: Beyond a Politics of Identity
Seminar in Modern Art: Poststructuralism and Art Practice
Seminar in Modern Art: Art and the "Public Sphere"
Western Art and Design Survey I
Western Art and Design Survey II
NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY ART HISTORY COURSES:
European Art, 1785-1848
Western Art Survey II
"Vast Still Tender: Geneviève Cadieux's Ghost Ranch", Ciel Variable 114, Winter 2020, pp. 62-69.
"Kinship as a Practice: In the Studio with Notman", Ciel Variable 111, Winter 2019, pp. 46-55.